Measure Taps LiveU to Expand Drone Live Streaming Capabilities
Measure, one of the nation’s largest drone operators, is the first drone service provider to join the freelancer network of LiveU-equipped video professionals and broadcasters. LiveU equipment is currently used around the world by major broadcasting stations for live video transmission via cellular networks. Measure’s nationwide network of drone pilots is now integrated into LiveU’s freelancer network, linking video professionals with news media organizations around the world.
“Aerial footage from drones is highly coveted by media networks around the world, and Measure is one of the first to offer it as a widely-available service,” says LiveU Vice President of Sales Mike Savello. “Bringing Measure into the LiveU family provides our broadcast customers with a unique viewpoint to cover news, weather, natural disasters, traffic, events, and sports. The possibilities for drone footage are truly endless.”
“LiveU’s leading-edge technology and global media network naturally fit Measure’s Drone as a Service business model,” says Measure Managing Director of Special Projects Dave Bowen. “Measure looks forward to delivering aerial news coverage in real time with LiveU, in addition to live streaming inspection work on critical infrastructure for its telecommunications customers.”
Using LiveU, Measure recently live streamed video from its drones to an enterprise media customer after Hurricane Matthew, giving television viewers nationwide a unique view of the devastation the storm left behind. This type of instantaneous aerial coverage improves situational awareness and response time as news breaks.